After weeks of building anticipation caused by several behind the scenes glimpses at her new video for ‘Pound the Alarm’, Nicki Minaj has finally debuted the visual. However, the Pop act wasn’t the only star of the clip; she was joined by Soca music leaders Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons.
The ‘Pound the Alarm’ video was filmed in Minaj’s native Trinidad, with scenes shot in her hometown of St. James as well as Port of Spain and Maracas Beach. Watch all the colours and lights collide in the production below:
Of all the songs on Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’, why did she choose ‘Pound the Alarm’ for the video filmed in Trinidad? Wouldn’t it have been more sensible if she decided to tell the story of her rise to film with ‘Champion’?
Regardless, the ‘Pound the Alarm’ video is a great production that showcases some of what my country has to offer. Additionally, we should all be thankful that Minaj didn’t only focus on the few ghettos and struggling old men selling coconut water at the Queen’s Park Savannah.
There is no word regarding if she took any wining classes during her stay in the motherland. Yes, I went there.